If you like your compact crossover SUVs on the fancier side, then you probably tend to shop with one of the more expensive European brands when it comes time to find a new vehicle. However, what if we told you that you could get a crossover SUV with all of the panache, class, and luxury features you’d expect from BMW or Mercedes, but that was made by an American car company?
Before you interject, let us introduce you to the 2017 Lincoln MKC Black Label, Ford Motor Company’s entry into the category of upscale crossover vehicles, taking everything that’s great about the Escape, Ford’s signature SUV, and combining it with the kind of style and substance that luxury brand buyers are more accustomed to. Here’s why you should stop by our Lincoln dealership Indianapolis to take a look at the Lincoln MKC Black Label.
The 2017 Lincoln MKC Black Label Delivers on Its Promises
If you’re familiar with the Ford Escape, then you’re probably wondering how anything related to it could possibly be described as “upscale.” The Escape is a great vehicle, but it’s hardly luxurious, falling instead on the more utilitarian end of the spectrum when compared to fancier crossover vehicles the Lincoln MKC Black Label is competing with.
Though the Escape and the MKC may be related, the differences between them are staggering. Instead of trying to pass off a lesser car as a luxury vehicle, the Ford/Lincoln company has instead taken everything it knows about making crossovers perform well and applied it to take the Black Label to the next level.
On the outside, the Lincoln MKC Black Label is both longer and wider than the escape, giving it a sleeker look that the xenon headlights and narrow, distinctive grille only highlight. While the standard engine is a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder (the same one found in the Escape), it can be upgraded to a 285-horsepower, 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder. Both the all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive versions can come with an adaptive suspension as well, though it is only standard for the all-wheel-drive version.
Inside the cabin, the Lincoln MKC Black Label truly begins to shine. The passenger area is well insulated, protecting driver and passengers from whatever weather conditions may be found outside, and the vehicle comes with a wide array of luxury grade features that outdo many of its competitors.
These include active parking assistance, adaptive cruise control and collision warning, a forward sensing system, lane keeping assistance, 10-way power driver and passenger seats, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, an impressive infotainment system that integrates with both Apple and Android, and a tilt/telescopic multifunction leather steering wheel, just to name a few.
Just listing the many, many luxury features included with the Lincoln MKC Black Label could fill an entire post, but the best way to discover what makes this vehicle so special is to try one for yourself. Schedule a test drive today, by calling Community Ford Lincoln at 812-331-2200, and experience the luxury for yourself.